Murch, Chauncey was born on January 1, 1856 in W. Alexander, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Review James C. and Mary Ann (Strain) Murch.
Educational public schools New Concord, O., Muskingum College, Bachelor of Arts, 1876, A.M., 1879. Attended Xenia (Ohio) and Allegheny (Pennsylvania) theological seminaries. (Doctor of Divinity, Western University of Pennsylvania, 1899).
Ordained by Northern Indiana Presbytery. Sent to Egypt by United Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, October 1883. Home: Luxor, Egypt.